Best Workflow for ingesting Sony NEX-7 60p footage to FCP X

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Best Workflow for ingesting Sony NEX-7 60p footage to FCP X

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:36 am

Summary: Having problems when importing and editing Sony NEX-7 1080 60p AVCHD footages in Final Cut Pro X (or FCP 7/6)? Get the best Mac MTS to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.

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One thing that really makes the Sony Alpha NEX-7 stand out among competitors is the ability to capture HD video at 1080/60p (i.e., 59.94 progressive frames per second). While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing NEX-7 60p videos to FCP X or FCP 7/6. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Sony NEX-7 1080 60P AVCHD footage and Final Cut Pro X/7/6 to work beautifully.

The reason that you can't successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p footage is a very non-standard format and it's unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the lastest FCP X. In order to import NEX-7 60p AVCHD footage into FCP X for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p MTS to Apple ProRes encoded mov format first, which is a native format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purose, this article will show you how to transcode Sony NEX-7 AVCHD Footage to ProRes MOV in detail.

Converting Sony NEX-7 60p AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Sony AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.

Step 1: Load Sony NEX-7 1080p MTS to Mac MTS to ProRes Converter.

Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run Mac Sony MTS Converter as the fast Mac MTS to ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

Step 2. Choose outout format

Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac. The Mac Sony MTS converter will transcode Sony NEX-7 MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080.

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Step 3. You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

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Step 4. You can edit the MTS video before you convert NEX-7 MTS to ProRes MOV.

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

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Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:

Step 5. Start the conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode Sony NEX-7 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Sony NEX-7 60p videos to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing with best quality.

Additional Tips:

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you want to edit Sony 60p AVCHD footage in iMovie, you just need to choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step.

3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.

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